Tag: hospital costs

1. This ecological study found that between 1996-2013, annual US health care spending was largely related to increases in health care service price and intensity. 2. In addition, increased US health care spending was positively associated with population growth and aging, with the top health condition being diabetes. Evidence Rating Level:...
Image: PD 1. Institute of Medicine reports a correlation between geography and cost and quality data in the Medicare population. 2. On average there is a 42% difference in cost per Medicare member between high and low cost regions. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)  Study Rundown: For over three decades, there have been...
Image: PD 1. Hospital costs, length of stay, and readmission rates for diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) vary widely across United States children’s hospitals. 2. The mean hospital-level total standardized cost differs by as much as ~$8,000 across hospitals, while the absolute one-year readmission rate differs by as much as 34%. Evidence Rating Level:...
Image: PD 1. The six most commonly used preoperative scoring systems had weak linear correlations with hospital costs.  2. Hospital costs were correlated with length of ICU stay, which was not well predicted by preoperative scoring systems.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)  Study Rundown: A bottom-up method of cost calculations for 887 adult...